Thursday, 21 August 2014

Climb an oak on Bank Holiday Monday

Oak Tree by Jon Sullivan
SCALE the heights of one of the magnificent oaks in Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25).

Goodleaf Tree Climbing will be setting up camp at Beacon Hill to offer their award winning tree-top experience. Visitors to the Wood Fair can climb up into the canopy of one of Beacon Hill's great oak trees free of charge.

Potential climbers first learn the ropes with qualified instructors, then, using the latest gear, ascend into the branches and try out their new tree climbing skills. At the top, they will enjoy stunning views out over the growing National Forest.

Anyone aged eight and over can have a go. All climbers are equipped with full a harness, rope and helmet. There will be ticketed climbing slots to make sure visitors can enjoy the whole Wood Fair, secure that their tree climb is booked in.

This year sees the tenth anniversary of the National Forest Wood Fair. More 100 demonstrators and exhibitors will be at the event, which offers a have-a-go activities, demonstrations of woodland crafts and timber machinery, and loads of items to buy made from sustainably-sourced wood.

Early-bird discount tickets for the fair can be bought online at, and are on sale at Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote tourist information centres. 

All tickets bought in advance attract a 20% discount on the gate price.

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